ADD FUEL is the work of Portuguese artist Diogo Machado.
Around 46% of the population in Fall River is believed to be of Portuguese ancestry and the influence of Portuguese culture in the city is palpable and vibrant. So when I was invited by Beyond Walls to paint a mural in the city, my thought process was very straightforward; ’WE, HERE’ would be a classical and pure Add Fuel piece, blue palette with hints of yellow, tile pattens and layers on layers. An ode to this enduring community, a celebration of Portuguese presence and culture in this ’home away from home’ that is Fall River.
Photo © Tost Films